32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time November 11th 2018



RIP: Margaret McCole(nee Craughwell) Shannonhill and Martha B Grady (nee Cleary) Flushing, Long Island, New York U.S.A and formerly of Derrygoolan, May they rest in peace.


World Meeting of Families: Second Basket Collection: Please note there will be a second basket collection for the World Meeting of families this weekend Nov. 10th/11th This is to allay a deficit of 4 million euro in the running costs. . Every little helps.


Tommy Larkin's GAA Club : Dinner Dance in Meadow Court on Sat 17th November

There are a limited number of tickets still available for Club 50th Anniversary Dinner Dance Please contact Pat Hickey at 085 1741985 or Gerry Cunningham at 086 1637481 by Monday at latest.


Tommy Larkins GAA Lotto:10-12-17-27 Match 3: Emma & Brenda Regan Jackpot 2,100 euro. Draw this Sat.Nov. 10th in The Hill, Kylebrack.


We remember those who died this past year: Sr. Kathleen Keary, Johnny Kelly, Josephine McNamara, Paddy Fahy, Joan Fahy, John Campbell, Sean Conroy, Patrick(Patsy) Hayes Denis (Dinny) Lynch, Josephine Conroy, Mary Ann Moran, Dennis Noonan, Margaret (Peggy) Porter, Gerard Tunn, Harry McMahon, Ann(Nancy) Meany, Pat Fahy, Paul Page, Tim Loughrey, Margaret McCole.


Please Note Mass for the Holy Souls will be offered every weekday that does not have a listed intention.


WOODFORD/LOOSCAUN SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY will be held at Shragh Community Centre on Sunday 25th November. Mass @ 1pm. A full 4 course Christmas Dinner; Music & Dancing to Ciaran White; Festive raffle with lots of spot prizes. A great day to meet up with all your friends! Transport can be provided if required. If interested please leave your name at Woodford or Gurteeny Post Office or contact Mary @ 087 6152668. All are welcome


A BIG THANK YOU to all who supported the recent Churchgate collection for Woodford/Looscaun Senior Citizens Christmas Party. A total of €464 was raised.

Come & See. Now is a great time to be a priest. No ordinary life. Exploring Priesthood. in Mount St. Anne’s Retreat and Conference Centre, Killenard, Portarlington, Co. Laois.from Fri. Nov. 23rd at 6pm to Sat. Nov. 24th at 4pm. See Poster on Church noticeboard for more details.


PILATES – Due to popular demand a new course for 6 weeks will commence at Shragh Community Centre on Wednesday 7th November (7 – 8pm) Cost = €40 for 6 classes. An enjoyable and fantastic means by which to achieve a full body workout that helps strengthen and tone. All levels of ability welcome to join the class. For more information or to register contact Mary on 087 6152668.

Two Job Vacancies: Retail Assistant based at SVP Portumna & Maintenance Caretaker position based at Community Creche facility based in Portumna Town Centre. Potential candidates must be eligible to participate on CE. Further enquiries to 086-3954259 or 090-9745671


Be winter ready!Orders now being taken for Killeen N.S annual sale of timber.Ready to burn large bags of timber €60, XL bags €80 and XXL bags €120.Prices available for trailer loads also.Order today as supplies are limited.Phone/text Gerry 086 6667522.We would also be grateful for the return of any spare empty bags from last year.


SVP Shop in Portumna needs urgent donations of clean clothes & household items including small furniture pieces. Shop open Wed to Sat 12pm to 4pm

Aware, Ireland’s leading organisation providing support, education and information services for people impacted by depression, bipolar disorder and related mood conditions, is urgently seeking new volunteers. Aware is currently recruiting volunteers across four services – Support Line, Support Mail, Support & Self Care Groups and Life Skills Online. No prior qualifications or experience is required, as comprehensive training as well as ongoing support and education is provided by the organisation.For more information on each opportunity, please visit: https://www.aware.ie/volunteering/ or phone Emma on 01-2374926.

Maths (JC-All Levels, LC-Ordinary Level) & Biology Grinds Available. Experienced teacher & State exams corrector. Reasonable rates. Contact (086) 3620706

DVD presentation & discussion on John's Gospel on 4 consecutive Thursday evenings beginning 8 pm on Thurs 8th Nov. in Family Centre, B/sloe. Suggested donation for 4 sessions €20. For more info contact Michéal 086 2618152 or John 086 8600987. All welcome.

Feast of families in Knock Shrine! Come to Knock on the 17th of November for a day filled with faith, food & fun! The celebration will include mass, individual talks for parents, young adults and children, games, adoration and individual blessing for each family. Knock is important for families as it is the place that Our Lady brought her family to bless the people of Ireland. The celebrant of the mass is Fr.Shane Sullivan & the speakers on the day are Fr.Mark Byrne (SOLT) & Pure in Heart. Bring a packed lunch. For more info contact Michelle on 0852032711 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MIC, St Patrick’s Campus, Thurles is set to hold its 2018 Open Day on Saturday, 24 of November (10am -2pm). This is a must attend event for all aspiring post-primary teachers and will include information on our full suite of degrees, including our new BA in Education, Mathematics and Gaeilge. Full details at www.micopenday.ie


St John the Baptist Church, Woodford.

Masses this Week, Mon. 8pm Tue. 7.30pm Fri. 8pm Sun. 11am

Sunday November 11th 11am Mary & Joe Eames, Woodford.

Monday November 12th 8pm John & Peggy Mooney, Woodford

Martin & Nancy Connaire, Aille, Loughrea.

Tuesday November 13th 7.30pm Michael Walsh & deceased family members Allendarra

Friday November 16th 8pm Tom, Mary & Gerard Lyons, Rea.

Sunday November 18th 11am Sr. Kathleen Keary (First Anniv.)

& Betty Sweeney (nee Keary) Woodford.

Jim McNamara, Cappa.

Eucharistic Ministers: Patricia Eames Celia Cox.

Altar Society: Team 6 Geraldine Lyons Mary Lyons Bernadette Larkin

Reader for Church Ollie Conroy. .

Altar Servers: (A) Mark Kelly Gavin O’Dowd


St. Brendan’s Church, Looscaun

Masses this Week, Wed. 9.30am Thur. 8am Sat. 10am & 7pm

Saturday November 10th 7pm Paddy Forde, Derryoober.

Saturday November 18th 7pm & Maisie Conroy, Slaughty.


Eucharistic Ministers: Eamon Whelan Bridie Flanagan.

Altar Society Mary Goonan Bernadette Stewart.

Reader for Church Maura Stewart.

Altar Servers: (B Fionnuala Hanley


Sun. Nov. 11th SR 7.50am Set 4.45pm First Quarter on Thur Nov. 15th at 2.54pm

Sun. Nov. 18th SR 8.03am Set 4.34pm Full Moon on Thur Nov. 23rd at 5.39am



Fr. Kieran O’Rourke, Telephone: 090 9749100, Mobile: 087 2997956, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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